Opinion

Letters: Campaign lies should be barred

Thursday, October 9, 2014

To the editor: It is becoming more difficult to make an informed decision nowadays, since many people think it is acceptable to say almost anything, true or not, in order to make their point. The most obvious result of such thinking is now clearly obvious in campaign verbiage. Casting anyone who disagrees with you as evil is unfortunately effective, as choices are most easily made by the process of elimination. … 0

Letters: The governor is half-right

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: In the run-up to this year’s primary election, Gov. Hassan ran a television ad in which she proudly touted the fact that she was able to balance the state’s budget without instituting a broad-base tax and bring people together. What she didn’t say is that she balanced the budget by shifting the state’s retirement system obligation on to our backs. … 0

Letters: Bedard is truly independent

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To the editor: Too often we vote for people not because they’ve proven anything to us, but because they promise to prove something to us. We vote for potential, not the actual; for a vision, not reality. Occasionally we get to elect someone who is a real person, not one bound to some orthodoxy that demands unthinking allegiance. Sometimes we get to vote … 0

Letters: Support Patricia Martin for Rep.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: Consent of the governed, Part I, Art. 1 of our New Hampshire Constitution, is based on citizens and legislators making decisions with accurate information. Public officials have a fiduciary duty to tell us the truth. However, the Supreme Court has given corporations a free speech … 0

Letters: Look at Levesque’s voting record

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: Here are some facts that illustrate just a few examples of the disturbing voting record of Rep. Melanie Levesque (D-Hollis) since 2006. Levesque supports Common Core, despite the fact a vote was taken last March at the annual SAU 41 meeting with a historic turnout … 0

letters: Political signs — invasive species

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: Francie Von Mertens was the guest speaker at the recent annual meeting of The Friends of the Wapack, and her topic was the identification and control of invasive plant species. It occurred to me after her presentation that we are being invaded by yet another … 0

Letters: Unfair shots at Supt. Minnihan

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: The Ledger-Transcript took two unfair shots in consecutive editorials last week. First, in an editorial that lends legitimacy to short-sightedness, you call out ConVal School Superintendent Brendan Minnihan and claim there’s no “strong voice from the district,” holding up Barbara Miller up as your champion. … 0

Letters: Character and intelligence

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: David Bedard is running for the N.H. State House in District 3 (Bennington, Hancock, Greenfield). We have known David and his family since they moved to Hancock more than 10 years ago. David is a very intelligent, practical, dedicated person and those attributes have served … 0

Letters: Manley has a balanced approach

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: I am writing to encourage voters in Bennington, Hancock and Greenfield to vote for Jon Manley, who is running for a second term as N.H. state representative. As a lifelong New Hampshire resident, Jon has witnessed the historical precedents shaping who we are as a … 0

Letters: Don’t fall for the no-shows

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: What’s with the Republican House candidates for Districts 3 & 38? Last Wednesday night, the Antrim-Bennington Lions Club sponsored a forum in Antrim for all the candidates running in these two districts. It promised to be a rare opportunity for the districts’ voters to hear … 0

Letters: Why? I’m glad that you asked

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: With all the political mail lately, there seems to be a theme of asking incumbent Democrats why they voted for certain issues, primarily the bipartisan budget. Those who are asking these questions, by mail, missed an excellent opportunity to do so in person. This last … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s set facts straight

Monday, October 27, 2014

During the past few weeks, you have heard a lot about the race for State Senate in District 9. Unfortunately, while it should have been about the state’s challenges and how we, as policy makers, see the path of solutions, my opponent has resorted to spending the past … 0

Letters: Wheels coming off

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: Vitriol, hyperbole, and lies. Must be election season. This cycle, however, is more than just politics as usual. The country has wakened to the reality that the Obama administration is not only incompetent, but cannot be trusted. Democrats are running an ad that says ebola … 0